Do you know someone who does not or cannot speak?
Many reasons exist for someone not speaking. For instance, someone may be afraid to speak and be an elective mute. Some may have been born with physical problems that make it difficult or impossible to speak. Others may have lost the ability to speak due to an illness, which is what happened to Don. You can watch his story here.
1. If you hadn’t spoken for a long time, what would be your first words? Explain.
2. If you have had an experience with not being able to speak, write your story.
3. If you could invent something that would help someone, what would you invent? Explain.
4. What qualities do you think you would have to develop to remain married to someone who was so ill?
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